Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A River Runs Through It


8x8, oil on canvas panel
I believe this river is in New Hampshire. I have hundreds of photos and sketches that I work from in the winter, and I neglected to put the location in my notes. I loved the book, A River Runs Through It, and decided it was a splendid title for this painting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In Progress......


Suddenly I have way too much to do, as I'm sure many of you are also saying. I have 2 sets of company coming, house to clean, food to buy, paintings to enter into shows, and paintings to paint. I shall post whenever I can and will paint whenever I can. Best wishes to you all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Carousel Horses


The painting I had planned to post today needs some more work on it, so I dug around and found another piece I did quite a few years ago as an example when I taught high school art. This technique is called tempera batik, involving tempera paint and india ink. After the painting is complete, india ink is brushed completely over the painting. After a day of drying, the ink is washed off leaving lines and a lovely texture on the paint. It always produced some strong student work.
For those of you who don't know me, in my former life I taught high school at The Walker School in Marietta, Ga for 28 years. It's a fabulous school with a rigorous curriculum, great students, faculty, staff, and parents. If you live near Marietta and are looking for a school for your children, please investigate it. Walker starts at pre-school and goes through high school.
 
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